Did a Dinosaur Drink This Water is another fun and educational title from Robert Wells! This title covers a lot of ground, all related to the earth's water supply. About half the book is devoted to the water cycle, with the main characters flying around in a odd little helicopter to see the water cycle in action. And, in addition to discussing the water cycle for kids, this book touches on other water-related topics like ocean currents, ocean and freshwater habitats, hydroelectricity, water conservation...
This book does an
excellent job of teaching how the water we have on
earth today is the same water that has been cycling through the
different stages of the water cycle for millennia (hence the title.)
Your kids will never look at water the same way again! In their review, Booklist
called Did a Dinosaur
Drink this Water a "playful but sound introduction to the
cycle." And Kirkus Reviews
called it "an excellent resource for elementary
students." We agree.
It could be argued that
cover too much ground in just 32 illustrated pages, but the
explanations are clearly written and age-appropriate. We suggest you
preview the book ahead of time to see if there are any parts you should
Interest Level: 1st - 5th grade
Guided Reading Level: P
DRA Level: 38
Lexile Measure: 860L
Read-Aloud vs. Individual Reading: For kids in first, second and third grade, this book will need to be a read-aloud rather than for individual reading, as the reading level will be too high for the majority of them. Some third graders may be able to read this book on their own at the end of the year (as the reading level of this book matches where most kids read at the end of third grade). Most fourth and fifth graders should be able to read this one on their own.
are sample spreads from inside Did
a Dinosaur Drink this Water. Fans of Robert Wells will
recognize his trademark ink and watercolor cartoon illustrations and
hand-lettered writing. The first page is actually the first one in the
book, setting the scene by stating the importance of water. The second page occurs
about half way though the book and provides a peek
into how this book explains the water
cycle. Wells has his two main characters traveling around in this odd
little red helicopter-type thing as they check out different aspects of
the water cycle.
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You should check out other books in the Wells of Knowledge science series.
They are very well done, each answering lots of those common childhood
questions or 'wonderments'! To learn more, click on the book covers
below or link above.